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Envoy seeks MPs’ support for a Mission in Abuja

Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI | Uganda’s High Commissioner to Nigeria, Amb. Nelson Ocheger, has appealed for the support of Parliament to provide funds for the construction of the country’s permanent High Commission in Abuja. Ocheger, who on Wednesday met Opposition MPs at the rented High Commission Building located on Mandara …

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Opposition should check impunity in gov’t – Nigerian Speaker

Kampala,Uganda | GODFREY SSALI | An effective Opposition must act as the last check to prevent impunity in governments in much of Africa, the Deputy President (Speaker) of the Nigerian Senate, Sen. Ike Ekweremadu has said. Meeting a delegation of selected MPs from the Opposition, Sen. Ekweremadu said that the Opposition …

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Zuma’s ex-wife named MP ahead of key ANC leadership vote

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP | An ex-wife of South African President Jacob Zuma was re-appointed a lawmaker in parliament on Thursday, in what is being seen as her latest step to secure the country’s presidency in two years’ time. The National Assembly confirmed in a statement that Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, a …

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AGE LIMIT: The full story from in, and out of parliament

THE FULL STORY: Chaos reigns in and out of Uganda Parliament as expected debate on motion on age limit removal is deferred Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI |  The much anticipated motion for MP Raphael Magyezi seeking leave of parliament to introduce a Private Member’s Bill to amend the constitution …

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Jacob Oulanyah roots for equal opportunities

Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Deputy Speaker of Parliament Jacob Oulanyah has appealed to Members of Parliament, Equal Opportunities Commission, and institutions of government and others to champion equal opportunities for all. “The future of our great nation among other things largely depends on the importance we attach on issues …

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Ugandan students defy ban to protest over presidential age limit

Kampala, Uganda | AFP |  Ugandan police on Thursday fired teargas at students who defied a police order banning protests as they demonstrated the proposed removal of presidential age limits that would allow President Yoweri Museveni to stand again in 2021. Police on Wednesday had issued an order banning protests …

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House adjourned, Age Limit motion for next week

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A chanting and choatic Parliament plenary was told Thursday that a proposed start to the process of changing the constitution to remove the age limit, dubbed the “Age Limit motion”, will be discussed next week. Deputy Speaker Jacob Oulanyah told Parliament that their meeting with …

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LIVE: Ugandan MPs set for Age Limit showdown

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Ugandan legislators have started arriving at parliament for Thursday’s session that is expected to discuss constitution ammendments, including the lifting of the age limit for the presidency. Most Kampala television stations were broadcasting live from parliament, and several other spots in the capital that is …

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Uganda Police raids Action Aid ahead of Age Limit debate

Uganda Police raids Action Aid ahead of Age Limit debate Kampala, Uganda | AFP |  Ugandan police have banned a protest set for Thursday when lawmakers debate plans to scrap a presidential age limit, seen as a bid to pave the way for Yoweri Museveni to seek a sixth term …

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Uganda Police warns on planned Age Limit processions

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Uganda Police has halted any processions across the country related to the Age Limit debate that is expected to be tabled in Parliament on Thursday. “Police has credible information that there are groups using the cover of processions, who intend to cause violence and …

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